Amazing Grace - Part 1
by Uncalled For!
I held the cold rope in one of my hands, a long whip in the other. My proud stallion raced around me in circles. Snowflake by snowflake, each frozen drop that fell on my face made me colder. My toes had transformed into ice cubes.
The colder it got, the stiffer my hands. Part of the World AKA Worldie, my precious sorrel saddlebred stallion started galloping, bucking, rearing, and doing all those not-so-good thing to keep warm. I started feeling cold, frozen, until I couldn't stand anymore. I was 100% sure I was freezing to death.
I drooped the lungeline and ran to my stallion. I hugged him to regain warmth. His blanket was in the way of his furry coat, so I had to grab on to his solid, bushy neck. I held on and shook everywhere. I had to get in the barn, or else my toes would fall off.
I guided Worldie into his stall next to my gelding Rusty. I threw off his blanket and revealed his majestic coat. It was furry, which is normal for my horses in the winter.
I fed Worldie, Rusty, and the others and ran home, hoping I wouldn't collapse on the way there. It was freezing, even in my house. Good thing I had a blanket.
It was supposed to clear up tomorrow for a horse auction. I was going to be there, no matter what happened. There I lay, in my bed shaking, waiting for tomorrow.